About the position
The Sockeye salmon research group is seeking a temporary Fishery Technician to assist with trapping, tagging, genetic sample collection, angler survey, trawl, and adult salmon hauling activities during 2020. This project handles juvenile salmon (April – June) and adult anadromous sockeye salmon (July-October) as well as angler surveys on Redfish Lake, and trawl surveys on several bodies of water in central Idaho. The official duty station is Eagle Fish Hatchery, but the majority of field activities occur in the Sawtooth basin near Stanley Idaho. Housing, food, and transportation will be provided while in the field (small cabin, camp groceries).
Incumbents must be able to with or without accommodations lift/carry up to 60 lbs. with occasional lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs. for short distances. Must be able to work in the field for up to five days in a row, working conditions include standing for long periods of time and working in extremely cold water temperatures.